The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

33 mistakes in season 8

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Opie's First Love - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: When Opie and Arnold rush into the house and tell Andy and Aunt Bee about the party, in the shots facing the boys we can see the reflection in the mirror behind them, and there's a lamp atop the credenza, but in the shots facing Andy and Aunt Bee that lamp doesn't exist.

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Goober Goes to an Auto Show - S8-E22

Factual error: Goober and the Taylors stop and get gas in Raleigh before heading back to Mayberry. As they are waiting, a Coors Brewing Company truck is seen driving past the service station. Coors Beer was not sold east of the Mississippi River until the mid-1980s.

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Opie's Group - S8-E9

Continuity mistake: While the Taylors are having dinner and talking about Opie's band, Opie has a filled dinner plate, salad plate, glass of milk, and flatware spread out on the table in front of him, but it all disappears in the shots facing Aunt Bee and Andy.

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Opie's Group - S8-E9

Visible crew/equipment: After Opie leaves Emmett's shop it cuts to the Taylor dining room as Opie is walking away from the server with salt/pepper shakers, and when he sits down we can see the actor's tape mark on the floor by the server. (00:06:25)

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Helen's Past - S8-E24

Continuity mistake: When Andy finds the old newspaper clipping in Helen's box he tucks it into his pocket, but when he's looking at the clipping while he's at the office the newsprint on the back is entirely different. Then when Howard reads it the newsprint changes yet again.

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Opie Steps Up in Class - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: When Aunt Bee picks up Opie at Billy's house, she parks the car in front and walks up to the front door. In the wideshot there's a space of approximately 3-4 feet between the blue window shutter and the door trim under the pediment, but in Aunt Bee's closeup there is no space whatsoever.

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Barney Hosts a Summit Meeting - S8-E21

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the meeting participants are in the kitchen, the Russian guy opens the icebox, does not close it, and sits at the table. When Aunt Bee comes in immediately thereafter, the door is closed. She opens it again and partially closes it; but in the next shot, it is fully open.

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Suggested correction: The first part of the mistake is correct. However, after Aunt Bee partially closes it, if you keep your eyes on the left side of the screen where the ice box is and watch carefully, you can see the ice box actually bounces back open fully on its own.

Opie's Group - S8-E9

Visible crew/equipment: While Opie and his band are playing at the party there are shots of the kids dancing, and in the shot of a girl with blonde hair wearing a blue dress, the camera angle is low and we can see the top of the set. (00:10:25)

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Howard's Main Event - S8-E6

Visible crew/equipment: After the shot of Milly holding hands with Howard (holding a picnic basket), when it cuts to Goober sitting in front of the courthouse the camera angle is low, so the wood framework and lighting equipment at the top of the courthouse set can be seen just as Andy walks over to Goober. (00:05:30)

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A Trip to Mexico - S8-E3

Other mistake: During the scenes at Elmo's shop, where Aunt Bee's pictures are developed, it's obvious that this is actually Emmett's Fix-It Shop. We can see the window of the shop next door through Elmo's doorway, and recognize it as the store next door to Emmett's shop which has "Furniture, New and Used" on its front window.

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A Trip to Mexico - S8-E3

Visible crew/equipment: After Andy hatches the plan to have Aunt Bee and her friends pick up their photos at the same time, in the following shot just as Andy walks into the shop, the shadow of the boom mic can be seen moving beside the doorway, at the top left side of the screen.

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A Trip to Mexico - S8-E3

Visible crew/equipment: After Aunt Bee's flight lands, when it cuts to the hotel lobby there's rug on the floor extending from the front desk to the stairs, but in the next shot as Aunt Bee and her friends walk into the lobby that rug is gone (this doesn't refer to the small rug behind them). Also note the tape mark on the floor where the bellhop stops the luggage trolley.

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Opie's Group - S8-E9

Andy: Clara, sometimes a parent can't see what he should do, and sometimes it takes a person from the outside to show him. And I'd like to thank you.
Clara: Groovy.

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The Darling Baby - S5-E12

Question: Why is it when they were on the show the Darling sons never spoke? Would they be paid more if they did, or was this some sort of joke?

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Answer: It was a joke. They were supposed to be dumb hillbillies.

Both. According to later interviews with both Andy and the Dillards band (the real name of the band that played the parts of the Darling children, of which Charlene (Maggie Peterson - Mancuso was also a member) the reason the Darling boys never had any lines was because they would've had to have been paid if they spoke. In return for appearing without lines or pay, Andy promised to get as much of their music onto the show as possible which, he did. This obviously gave them a lot of exposure.

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